What is hand?

Hand provides a secure execution environment for all types of Unix applications including utilities, system services and graphical application programs. In cases where program initiation does not follow a schedule (cron) or respond to network client requests (inetd), hand is the best choice.

Hand provides both a client/server facility or, for those with stringent security requirements, a standalone execution environment.




  • 98/04/02
hand-0.03 release (initial version)


  • 98/09/13
hand-1.01 release: many improvements including addition of secure standalone option, bug-fixes etc.


  • 99/04/01
hand-1.03b release:


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